June 18, 2021

Elina Svitolina: I do not expect anything from myself

Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina commented on the victory over Venus Williams at the start of Roland Garros.

“Victory over Venus Williams in two sets is a sign that I am psychologically able to overcome all the problems of this year. It was very hard to play against one of the greatest tennis players in history after a series of four defeats. After the victory, my main emotion was happiness. But because of injury and defeats in Madrid and Rome, I was still relieved.

On the one hand, it may be useful to play with a strong opponent like Venus at the very beginning, because you immediately turn on. On the other hand, it is a bit tedious. You need to be more focused than usual in the first round. As I said before the tournament, I don’t have any expectations or plans for Roland Garros, how far I can go. I’m glad that the series of defeats didn’t rob me of confidence “, Svitolina quotes press Tour service.

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